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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. It started with that d*&% orange on Thrus. night. He felt a burn in his stomach right away and the pain only got worse. We made him a doctors appt. first thing Mon. morning, he saw the dr. at 2:15 and his family doctor told him he ulcers, had the nurse give him a shot of dimeral and wheeled him over to the hospital were they ran blood test and did CTs of his adominal area. He was hooked up morphine when he got in the bed and the med. helped with the pain so he slept last night. So this morning the GI dr. comes to see him in the only 45min. that I left so I didn't get to speak to him, all I know is what my husband which is on morhine at the time tells me that he mentioned something about Hepatis and asked he had any tatoos, and said he was concerned about his liver. Again this is what my husband remembers from the conversation which he was pretty out of it when he talked to this dr. Well I asked the nurse and the on call resident dr. about this and they didn't know anything. Oh, by the way I informed them all that he might not be celiac but seems to intolerance to gluten. They dicided to release him since he couldn't get into for the upper GI until Fri. morning. When they started preparing his dischrage paper work and un hooking his IV he started breathing hard, sweeting all over, bad chills, and throwing up. Needless to say the nurses were a little freaked out by this as I was, when they were all working around him and trying to get is IV started back up and said he's not going anywhere for now. He told them he was having a panic attach and that they happen atleast every month or every three months at the most. So they gave him some meds. to calm him down and it was so painful to see him like that in the hospital but I was relieved that it happened in the hospital this time because usually its at home and in the middle of the night. The on call resident of course say it's anxidy(SP) attacks. So know we went from testing for ulcers to finding about these attacks also. I told the nurse and the dr. what I read about all your sysptoms, but they say they aren't related and I just don't believe that. He just turned 40 this past December, is not over weight at all and have in the last month find out that his body isn't making testosterone and has to get injections every 3 weeks. So, what do all you have to say about a young somewhat healthy man, that has had stomach and bowel problems for over 25 years, lack of testosterone in the last 2 yrs.(we think about 2 yrs.), bad stomach burn they only morphine and dimeral helped subside, panic attacks so severe that he throws up, sweats and chills. All I want is for the drs. to find the answers, I'm so scared for him and our little family! Please help with any advise. Sincerely, Tabatha
  3. How Does Oranges Affect You?

    Thank you for the information, he feels much better and has said he'd let me make any kind of doctors appt. I wish to, just so he doesn't have to feel like that again. I'll start calling tomorrow to find a GI/stomach doctor. Hopefully the dr. will know about all the things you have mentioned. Sincerely, Tabatha
  4. We are looking for a doctor who knows about gluten and celiac, maybe even a stomach doctor. We live in Corpus Christi, TX.
  5. How Does Oranges Affect You?

    Momma Goose, thanks for your concern and input. He is sleeping right know, which I guess celiacs do often when they've been glutened. I worry about him and get frustrated at the same time. I take it very serious when he gets glutened because I'm the one feeding him, and ofcourse I don't want to see him suffer. I joke with him all the time that he's at my mercy and I could poison him at anytime:) I joke about it but I do know how serious this is to all of you. I can relate to the wife who spoke of the many different moods her husband has when he is not well. My husband can't be the loving dad and husband we know when he is ill, so I make sure to pay special attention to all things going in him, including my lotion:). He has suffered for most of his life that he can remember and we just found out about celiac and gluten in March of this year. Hey, do you know of a good bread recipe? I think I'd like to buy a bread maker and make him some "normal" bread.
  6. How Does Oranges Affect You?

    Had to take my husband to the ER this afternoon, we didn't go in thought! He said he'd feel so dumb going in with all those people who could really be in need of ER help and all he had was bad stomach pain. So we sat in the car and waited for the pain to subside. Well it subsided and he's in bed sleeping now. He said it wasn't the same pain as when he has been glutened. He couldn't compare it to anything except for when he had kidney stones maybe. It all started with that darn orange he ate Thursday night. He said the fire in his stomach was in one spot, a very bad. Well today is Sunday, he woke up with the burn and it just got worse. Enought to bring him to his knees and freaked me out enough to say lets go to the ER! He has taken rolaids and pepcid and no help. I picked him up some activated charcoal tablets and he took one and ate lite lunch and says he feels about 80% better. We are only 2 months into the gluten-free world and all these different stomach pains are confusing for me and painful for him. I'm just glad I can ask you guys/gals. I want to take him to a stomach doctor just to have everything checked out. How would I find out if we had a doctor that new enough about gluten-free or celiac?
  7. Hi everyone, you have all been so helpful, I thought I'd come to you for more advice. My husband ate an orange Thursday night and experienced a bad burn in his stomach, it's Saturday and he still has the burn in his belly. He says its not as bad as after he ate the orange but is still there. Any suggestions on what he can take for it? Thanks, Tabatha
  8. How Does Oranges Affect You?

    Hey BritChick, thanks for responding. He just came to tell be he feels so, so bad and that he is just going to bed. I'm his "food supplier" another words, NO food goes into his body without me knowing it , he has been relying on me these past 2 months from researching, shopping and cooking/preparing his meals. I told him he could eat that orange and I'm sad for him, but we don't blame me or him, who knew that fruit would affect him so badly.
  9. My husband is currently in alot of pain, the last thing he ate was an orange. He says he has never been able to eat ornages because they burn his stomach, even before we found out about gluten-free. He's only two months into the gluten-free diet. Also, he has had 3 tablespoons of pepto and still suffering. Could just an orange bother him that bad? He was just fine before he ate it. What should he do besides pepto? Thanks, Tabatha
  10. I read "Wheat Free, Worry Free", and made a copy of the page that contains a list of "forbidden foods". Why do some products that seem to be gluten free have ingredients from this forbidden list? For instance; cirtic acid, mono- and diglycerides, all flavorings, etc. I'm concerner because I've heard Jiff PB is ok, yet it has mono- and diglycerides in the ingredients. I heard Cheetos are ok, yet they have cirtic acid in the ingredients. Is there a better list I should be going off of. We are only 2 months into the gluten-free world and I'm still floundering out here. All of you are so very helpful. Thanks, TBird
  11. I've had my husband on a gluten-free diet since March 5th, and like alot of you he felt so great the first week, but since he has alot of ups and downs. Last night I was asking him just what he meant we he said he stomach was killing him and he was so tired. He said it was burning and I asked if that was the same way it felt before the gluten-free diet and he ofcourse said yes but alot more than he could describe before gluten-free diet. My concern is what if anything besides time for the small instestine to heal can be done. I thought I made a good gluten-free dinner last night, baked chicken, gluten-free brown rice and sauteed zuccuini and squash. Noglugirl has so much info. I wonder if she is a doctor? She is sooooo helpful, bless her! She answered some questions about glutenease and probiotics, my husbands dr. said his blood test were negative for celiac but he continued the gluten-free diet because he felt so much better. (except lately) Also, he is an accountant and just finished up tax season, so I'm wondering just how much stress can mess up some with gluten intolerance? This morning when he left for work he said to say a prayer because he felt pretty good this morning! I wish we had a doctor in our town who knows something about all this. We live in Corpus Christi, TX and seem to stay a little behind down here. I know that was alot of questions and concerns, but I could sit here all day with questions. Thank all of you for your continued support! Sincerely, Tabatha
  12. thanks for so much info noglugirl! do you know much about the glutenease i've been hearing about? my husband has'nt been well for about three days now and not sure why. also is it possible that something could say "gluten free" and not be? that's the only thing i can figure has happened, so i threw the chips away this morning. i guess he should be tested for other allergies also. we have kept dairy out to his diet since we started this on march 5th. what do you know about probotics? how different are probotics compared to glutenease? sincerely, tabatha
  13. Thanks for the info. I just bought him some pepto tablets and the rolaids he takes are chewable also, I not sure what the difference is between chewable and soft-chews though. Tabatha